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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2001-02-21

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2001-02-21

A home tie against Glamorgan in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter Counties Championship saw Warwickshire chalk up their third win of the campaign. Playing at the Belgrave Sports and Social Club, Tamworth, the weekend did not get off to a good start. The women’s ‘B’ ended up on the wrong side of a 4-2 result with Denise Jones (17.37 lady of the match) and Sue Deery the only winners. The men’s ‘B’ also suffered a similar fate, going down 8-4, still seeking their first win after six of their nine fixtures have been played. Taking the match award was David Harris (29.82).

Sunday saw a complete turn around. The ladies recorded their first 6-0 whitewash of the season thanks to Pat Thornton, Debbie McPherson, Caroline Pike, Trina Gulliver (who yet again was the top lady with a 27.58 average), Julie Dwyer and Lesley Newcombe. Colin Fowler (29.51) was the men’s star as he helped them to a great 7-5 success to make it four consecutive wins and in the process an overall 19-17 victory to keep Warwickshire in the top alf of the table.

It was not good news in Division Two as the West Midlands lost 22-14 at Co Durham, their fifth defeat in six outings. Both ladies teams lost, the ‘A’ 4-2 and the ‘B’ 5-1, with Gill Cook (20.04) the ‘A’ teams match award winner for the second successive game and Ann Jones (15.30) accomplishing a similar feat for the ‘B’.

The men’s results were not much better as the ‘B’ side finished all square at six each and the ‘A’ went down 7-5. Ian Jones (33.40), as in the previous game was the ‘A’ teams top man and another Ian, this time Hartland (28.34) was the ‘B’ side’s award winner.


Midland Red were in fine form in Division One of the Four Oaks and District League, when in their most recent match they beat Anvil Nomads 8-1. However, Division Two was where the really big scores were recorded as both Boldmere Mixed and Mile Oak both won 9-0 against respective opponents Kings Arms and Drakes Drum. Good Hope Flights and Safe Harbour were not far behind as they, with an 8-1 results accounted in turn for S.S.Mary and Johns and S.S.Mary and Johns Flights.


On Sunday the 11th March the Sutton and District League will be holding their AGM at the Minworth Social Club. The meeting will begin at 10.30am anyone interested in entering a team for the forthcoming season should attend the meeting. For any further information contact Kevin Smith on 07950-663164


There was a shock for the Custard House as they lost their first match in eight in the Small Heath Winter League. Playing at Saltley Flights a 160 break by T.Randell was not enough for them to avoid a 6-3 defeat. Second placed Sheldon Heath Flights had a comfortable 8-1 victory at home to bottom of the league Red Hill. Black Horse lost ground in the title race as they surprisingly lost 5-4 at the Nest.

The Summer League will be holding their AGM at the Custard House on the 4th March. All interested teams should be represented.


White Lion ‘A’ and Three Tuns closed the gap on the Dolphin, leaders of Division One of the Longwood Winter League as they each won 5-3 against the Pip Club and Red Lion (Wilnecote) respectively. Meanwhile, Dolphin were held to a 4-4 draw in their game at the Three Horse Shoes.

There was a top of the table clash in Division Two as leaders Railway travelled to second plced Wilnecote Club. The result was an emphatic 7-1 victory for the Railway. Both teams now have 15 points with Railway ahead on average.

John Walton and Trina Gulliver will be taking players from the league on the 6th March at the Drayton Manor Cricket and Social Club (Pip Club).


The Lea Hall RBL is the setting for an Eric Bristow / John Lowe doubles exhibition. The event will take place on Friday 6th April. Tickets will cost £6.00 each. Anyone interested should contact Roy Cooper 0n 0121-624-4296.


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